In stark contrast to the Occupy protests held in New York City, the Occupy Los Angeles protests have seen participants live in relative harmony with police and city officials.
Though 11 protesters were arrested during march on California Plaza on Thursday, Oct. 7, the reports of altercations between police and protesters in L.A. have been far fewer than those on Wall Street.
On Wednesday, the protesters stand to receive official civic backing when the Los Angeles City Council will vote on a resolution to "support the First Amendment Rights carried out by 'Occupy Los Angeles' and addressing concerns regarding the Responsible Banking measure."
The full measure, introduced by members Bill Rosendahl and Richard Alacorn, is below:
CONSIDERATION OF RESOLUTION (ALARCON - ROSENDAHL - ET AL.) relative to the City's position to support the First Amendment Rights carried out by “Occupy Los Angeles” and addressing concerns regarding the Responsible Banking measure. Recommendation for Council action, SUBJECT TO THE CONCURRENCE OF THE MAYOR:
ADOPT the accompanying RESOLUTION to SUPPORT the continuation of the peaceful and vibrant exercise in First Amendment Rights carried out by "Occupy Los Angeles" and URGE the City Departments responsible for completing the implementation plan associated with the Responsible Banking measure (Council file No. 09-0234) that was approved by the Council on March 5, 2010, which would address some of the concerns of the "Occupy Los Angeles" demonstrators by demanding accountability and results from the Banks we invest taxpayer dollars in, to bring the Responsible Banking measure for a final vote to the Council by October 28, 2011.
The Los Angeles City Council will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 12, at 10 a.m. in the John Ferraro Council Chamber (Room 340) of City Hall at 200 N. Spring St. in Downtown Los Angeles.